FRANZ XAVER RICHTER (1709-1789): Messa pastorale, Magnificat, Symphony in D.
Catalogue Number: 01M022
Description: This large-scale Christmas Mass (c.1780) employs a large orchestra with plenty of use for trumpets and percussion. It and the Magnificat are examples of Catholic festival music designed to make a big impression on the public, although the mass also has its reminiscences of the simple peasant pastoral masses which give it its name. Marzena Lubaszka (soprano), Piotr Lykowski (alto), Maciej Gocman (tenor), Bogdan Makal (bass), Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir, Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra; Andrzej Kosendiak